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Bugs, Drones, and Trees! Oh, My!


August 18, 2022

Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Florida Sea Grant, Invasive Species, UF Bugs, UF Entomology, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

UF expert explains how people can help prevent species from becoming invasive

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July 20, 2022

Florida crawls with invasive species: Burmese pythons, water hyacinths, Brazilian peppertrees. By taking a few precautions, we can lower the chances an animal or plant becomes invasive, says a University of Florida expert. Earlier this month, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Brazilian Peppertree, Burmese Python, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Deah Lieurance, Ecosystems, Establishment, Everglades, Invasive, Nonnative, Pets, Transport
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1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

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November 24, 2021

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help! On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting Brazilian Peppertree ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biological Control, Brazilian Pepper, Brazilian Peppertree, Fort Pierce, Invasive

Not So Scary Biological Control Agents


October 28, 2021

While you may find some of these creatures spooky, biological control agents are not so scary after all. Biological control agents include insects, fish, or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Air Potato, Alligatorweed, Aquatic Plants, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, CAIP, Halloween, Hydrilla, Melaleuca, Turing Science Into Solutions, Ufifascaip, Water Hyacinth
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Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control UF/IFAS Extension Team Successfully Adapts to COVID-19 ”New Normal”

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March 31, 2021

Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: #GatorDay, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Invasive, Thrips
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Common Invasive Plants on the Treasure Coast

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March 17, 2021

On March 9, 2021, I worked with Extension Agent Kate Rotindo and her Florida Master Gardener volunteers to teach them about invasive pest plants on the Treasure Coast.  As part of this training program, I asked the Master Gardeners to come ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Acacia, Air Potato, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Invasive, Lygodium, Melaleuca, Old World Climbing Fern
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Biological Control Development


July 13, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Biological control agents can be insects, fish or pathogens that target a specific invasive plant and increase the competitive advantage of native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Covid-19, Invasive Species
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Webinar: Integrating biological control with current Brazilian peppertree management (Online CEU opportunity)

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May 13, 2020

Join UF/IFAS Extension for a webinar on Brazilian Peppertree Integrated Pest Management. This webinar and CEU opportunity will share information about the integrated pest management for Brazilian peppertree and include information on ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brazilian Peppertree, CEU Opportunity, Invasive Species, Pesticides, Shannon Carnevale

National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Four of Florida’s Invasive Plants


February 23, 2020

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Plants are introduced to environments both intentionally and unintentionally for various reasons. More than 4,000 plant species are found in Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Forests, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agronomy, Brazilian Peppertree, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Education, Environmental Education, Invasive Plants, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, UF-IFAS

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